Jon Slusher Memorial Scholarships for Young People


We need young people to become excellent journalists and communications experts!!! These professions are critical to informing us accurately and in depth about all affairs in our great democratic nation. Jon Slusher exemplified this journalistic expertise as an editor of a local newspaper. He was taken from us too early by brain cancer. In his memory we are funding scholarships for high school seniors interested in pursuing careers in journalism or communications. During the past 6 years nearly twenty $1000 scholarships have been awarded. We sponsor a 5k run/walk every October to help fund these scholarships. Would you consider helping us with a donation?  Your help is badly needed!!  Any amount is welcome and all funds go directly to the scholarships.


Sarah Martineau is one of the first Jonathan Slusher Memorial Scholarship recipients in 2013. She earned her degree in journalism and now works as a Project Coordinator specializing in communications for the Education Team at J&J Medical Division.  

Charles Garrett, IV, (CB), a Voorhees High School student is supported in his Journalism studies at Syracuse University by the Jonathan Slusher Memorial Scholarship Foundation. He is now in his senior year at Syracuse. You can see his interviewing skills at: https/www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OWRZKYEI18&feature=em-uploademail

Luke Ervin is a 2017 scholarship winner. This is his first year of studies in Journalism at Manhattan State College in Manhattan, Kansas. From his parents, we learn that he “absolutely loves Journalism studies”.

Kelsey Cronin was a 2015 and 2016 winner. She focused on photojournalism at Boston College where she received her degree in 2017. She is now employed in marketing and future planning at a Catholic publications firm.